Richland County, South Carolina

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Richland County (IPA: ) is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 320,677. Its county seat is Columbia6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,999 km² (772 mi²). 1,959 km² (756 mi²) of it is land and 40 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.98% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 320,677 people, 120,101 households, and 76,384 families residing in the county. The population density is 164/km² (424/mi²). There are 129,793 housing units at an average density of 66/km² (172/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 50.29% White, 45.16% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 120,101 households out of which 31.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.70% are married couples living together, 16.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.40% are non-families. 29.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,961, and the median income for a family is $49,466. Males have a median income of $34,346 versus $25,909 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,794. 13.70% of the population and 10.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.50% of those under the age of 18 and 12.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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